In order to move the health care sector towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC), the Ministry of Health has endorsed four essential healthcare bills.
Principal Secretary State Department for Public Health and Professional Standards Mary Muthoni Muriuki said that the Facility Improvement Fund Bill, Primary Health Care Bill, Digital Health Bill, and Social Health Insurance Fund (SHIF) Bill are all aimed at bolstering the healthcare system when she addressed the audience at the official opening of the Kenya Union of Clinical Officers’ Annual Delegates Conference.
“We endeavour to empower and equip healthcare workforce to enable them provide quality healthcare services to Kenyans,” said the PS.
To ensure that clinical officers and other cadres are motivated employees who provide effective and efficient services, the Ministry will procedurally address concerns impacting them.
According to the PS, the State Department for Public Health and Professional Standards has posted a total of 4129 interns from various cadres during the current fiscal year as a means of linking theory and practise.
The National Internship Coordination Committee has also been put into action by the Ministry of Health to direct internship programmes in the health sector and reduce inefficiencies.
“We call on Clinical Officers and other critical Primary Care Cadres to support the government Primary Care and digital reform initiatives. As data generators, we urge them to help improve data use management for overall efficiency,” she urged.